Key Dates

Please Note: Science Fair has been postponed due to Covid-19, please watch this space for updated dates

At the beginning of the year:

School Science and Technology Fair Co-ordinator ensures all interested students and teachers have access to information regarding the Fair (

School Co-ordinator applies for a School login address for this website. This will be used to complete online entries and access a list of prize winners from his/her school.  Logins will need to be renewed each year to update School Co-ordinator details.

Schools run their own mini science fairs to select their best exhibits for entry into the Sanford Science and Technology Fair.

Friday 27th August 2021:

School Co-ordinator ensures that all entries from his/her school are completed online on the entry form on this website. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by email.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Tuesday 7th September 2021:

4.30 pm – 6 pm: Students set up their exhibits in Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru.

If this is not convenient for students coming from outlying schools please make alternative arrangements with the Organising Committee. (

Wednesday 8th September 2021:

8.30 am: Judges meet in Caroline Bay Lounge, Timaru.

9.00 am – 10.30 am: Judging begins without students present.

10.30 am: Year 7 and 8 students arrive and remain by their exhibits. Judging continues with student interviews. There must be a supervising adult present from each school. This person must sign in and identify himself/herself to the Organisers at the front desk. Students are advised to bring books to read while waiting to be judged and their own drink and food. The Hall must be a quiet environment for the judging to take place effectively.

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Lunch break for everyone.  At this time most Year 7 and 8 students will be free to leave.  A few may be asked to remain a little longer if the judges require more interviews.

1.00 pm: Year 9 – 13 students arrive and remain by their exhibits. Judging continues with student interviews.  Students entering the Photography section do not have to be present for judging.

3.00 pm: All students may leave.

4.00 pm – 6 pm: Open to the public. Free entry.

A list of prize winners from each school will be emailed to the administration email address for each school as soon as it is available.  The list of prize winners will also be entered onto our website   It is expected that all prize winners will attend the Prize Giving.

Prize certificates will be attached to exhibits.

Thursday 9th September 2021:

9.00 am – 6.30 pm: Open to the public. Free entry. Visits by schools are encouraged.

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm: Prize Giving in the Caroline Bay Tearooms, Timaru. Public are welcome. Full Prize List will be published on this website.

7.30 pm: Fair closes. All exhibits must be removed from Caroline Bay Hall.

Clean up of Hall – volunteers to help with dismantling trestles and sweeping floor are always appreciated.